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Discuss philosophical questions regarding theism (and atheism), and discuss religion as it relates to philosophy. This includes any philosophical discussions that happen to be about god, gods, or a 'higher power' or the belief of them. This also generally includes philosophical topics about organized or ritualistic mysticism or about organized, common or ritualistic beliefs in the existence of supernatural phenomenon.

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So God is dead - now what?

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Is there a way to refute '1+1 = 2'?

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Use this forum to have philosophical discussions about aesthetics and art. What is art? What is beauty? What makes art good? You can also use this forum to discuss philosophy in the arts, namely to discuss the philosophical points in any particular movie, TV show, book or story.

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We choose one philosophy book per month to read. Then we discuss it as a group. Polls for book of the month are usually started on the 1st of the month prior and last for 10 days. Discussion topics for the book of the month are started on the 1st of the month and go on indefinitely. You can click here to nominate books to be philosophy book of the month.

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Nominate books to be a philosophy book of the month

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